| 9:38 am on Dec 31, 2001 (gmt 0)|
I installed the fonts package included in the rpm's with Mandrake, that helped a lot. But I have found it depends on the app you are using to a large extent, for example, Galeon and Konqueror are pretty good at maintaining decent fonts, whereas Netscape is awful.
I did come across a Win98 fonts package somewhere, I'll try to find it, I didn't bookmark it (it didn't look that good). To get the fonts readable I pretty much had to play around with, and experiment with each app that has a font setup. Look for a font package with your distro, they usually only install minimal fonts by default.
| 10:20 am on Dec 31, 2001 (gmt 0)|
Even though this doesn't address your question directly, I found it helpful in describing the differences in how text is rendered in windows vs. Linux and what you can do about it.
| 12:04 pm on Dec 31, 2001 (gmt 0)|
some may be mandrake specific, but useful - also search "fonts" on mozilla.org
I dual boot win/lin, so could import some of my fonts (carefully checking my license agreements of course :)
Mine actually look pretty good, but that is a recent phenomena - has traditionally been a problem
Now even the anti-aliasing looks ok.
| 12:17 pm on Dec 31, 2001 (gmt 0)|
I'm not sure if RH7.2 comes with a Truetype font server - if not you might want to take a look at Xfstt [linuxgazette.com] which adds full TrueType support to Linux. I've used it with success in earlier versions of Red Hat.
| 12:59 am on Jan 1, 2002 (gmt 0)|
I was able to migrate some font's from the other side of the machine. It has made a huge difference.:) I still have some tweaking and playing to do with some of the apps. I need to get KDE apps to include the new fonts. Whats interesting is all the font's look better. I think as the system loaded the fonts same/name ones got over written.
It looks like XFS can handle just about any font's needed, its just finding the right ones.